Pelumbra Writing Retreats are an opportunity to concentrate on starting, re-drafting or completing a piece of writing. We offer a calm, disciplined and supportive setting for people who really want to get some writing done, and will find it conducive to do so when this is their main focus for a few days.
We do this by
Providing you with a secluded location with minimal distractions, where day-to-day tasks are fully taken care of for you;
Expert guidance on writing and publishing. Jonathan Gosling and other guides will be available as a reader to discuss your work as it progresses and you can talk with other participants as much – or as little – as you like;
Writing Retreats are organised to assist, challenge and deepen your writing.
A program of writing sessions in which to make significant progress,
Time to take a walk in the farm or the countryside, swim, watch the sunset, soak up the atmosphere and chat to other writers.
Some retreats create opportunities also for reading on a specific topic - for example spirituality in a time of collapse - and are located in or close to relevant libraries.
The writing retreat is organised by Pelumbra and co hosted by a variety of experienced authors. You can find out more here.
"The experience was very well organised in your admirably low-key fashion, and worked as I had expected."
"It got me started on something I’d been putting off for a very long time, and feeling good about it."